Top Stories From Around The Country for 3/29

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core
Continuing its evolution from quirky disruptor of traditional classroom learning to mainstream player aligned with the education establishment, the nonprofit Khan Academy recently unveiled new online math resources tied to the Common Core State Standards. Observers say the materials­—which feature interactive high-tech user interfaces and sophisticated back-end software that adapts to individual learners—represent a critical step for the field of free “open education resources,” or OER.

Officials unveil reading improvement program
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Superintendents from 70 school districts in 13 Michigan counties are supporting an effort to improve student reading by third grade. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1jDGbLx ) the Reading Now Network was unveiled Friday at the Kent Intermediate School District.

Teachers Lead the Way in Denver
A school born through collaboration attracted accomplished teachers, exemplifies leadership by teachers, and sets an example for students. We must shift away from schools in which teachers are factory workers assembling uniform “products,” argues author Lori Nazareno. Read More Here >>

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